Economic and Investment Deputy of Anzali Free Zone

About Gilan province

Gilan Province  is one of the 31 provinces of Iran. It lies along the Caspian Sea, It covers about 1% of the total area of Iran (14711 kms). Guilan has a population of 2,530,696 and the population density is 180 people per square kilometer, west of the province of Mazandaran, east of the province of Ardabil, and north of the provinces of Zanjan and Qazvin.[11] It borders the Republic of Azerbaijan in the north and Russia across the Caspian Sea.

The northern part of the province is part of territory of South (Iranian) Talysh. At the center of the province is the main city of Rasht. Other towns in the province include AstaraAstaneh-e AshrafiyyehFumanLahijanLangrudMasoulehManjilRudbarRudsarShaftHashtpar(city), and Sowme'eh Sara.

Geo-economic advantages

The existence of permanent having high water level rivers such as Safidrood, Pole Rood, Korgranrood, Shafarood and ...

Being commerce and agriculture hub from long ago.

Mediate climate and beautiful nature.

Water access to Astrakhan and Lakan ports of Russia.

short way transportation path through Gilan

Productive and Economic advantages

One of the industrial hubs of the country, especially in the agricultural and maritime industry, pharmaceutical, cellulosic and textile industries (one of the top 10 provinces in the country).

Having raw materials for the development of conversion industries.

There are large industries like paper and textile and steel.

The existence of industrial park in different parts of the province.

The existence of skilled and educated labor force ready to work in various economic sectors as well as cheap labor.

Cheap energy sources such as water, electricity, gas, etc.

Infrastructure Advantages

There are 4 power plants in Loshan and Rasht, Manjil water power plant and Manjil Wind Power Plant, and a wide distribution network in the province.

Fuel tanks up to 200 million liters, petroleum, gasoline and gas for fueling to Gilan, Ardebil and West Mazandaran.

Enjoy extensive transportation networks, Rasht International Airport and Anzali and Astara ports.

The existence of a common border market with Azerbaijan.

The existence of universities and technical and vocational training centers and industrial and agricultural research institutes provide skilled and specialized human resources in the province.

Implementation of the program of office automation and the creation of the necessary physical and physical structure for the development of information technology in the main center of the province.

The existence free way of Qazvin-Rasht

Qazvin-Rasht-Astara Railway under Construction Project.

Port and shipping facilities in Anzali area.


Guilan province with about 0.9% of the total area of ​​Iran, but 


92.1% tea

5.1% red meat

22.4% of cultivated aquatic animals

37.6% rice

13.4% sturgeon fish

21.4% olive

76.2% hazelnuts

4% chicken meat

15% caviar

85.1% silk

90 percent peanuts

7.2 percent citrus

Country produced. The province has a port for loading and unloading goods with a capacity of 6.5 million tons per year, as well as having a free trade zone with six different types of functions, and international airport and three active customs200 km underway Ghazvin-Rasht-Anzeli has been taken in vain to complete the north-south corridor and is ready and equipped in all sectors of the economy with internal and external investment capabilities and facilities for economic activities.

Update date : 9/26/2015